It goes without saying that the Sega Dreamcast is a popular console for homebrews. One developer that is also a fan of the hardware is HuCast Games, with games like “Redux: Dark Matters” and “The Ghost Blade” under their belts. To start off the new year on the right foot, they have recently made the announcement that they are working bringing a brand new port of an original PC and mobile title for the Dreamcast console called “Alice’s Mom’s Rescue”, which is slated to be released this year.
Over the past few years, we have covered a variety of stories about video games being played on devices that were never intended to play video games. From everything from pianos to ATM machines, from e-Readers to calculators, it seems that today, almost anything can modified in some shape or form to play some kind of a game. However one thing we haven’t touched on as of yet is another piece of electronic equipment, called an oscilloscope. Recently, a Finnish software developer had some curiosity, and in the end, created a fully functional version of the id Software classic “Quake” that ran on the said hardware.
Good evening everyone out there… Remember us? As many of our loyal readers and followers are quite aware, there has been more than a small lack of updates here at Retro Game Network over the past few months, and we believe that everyone out there is owed a complete explanation. Most people out there probably know that this entire site is down solely as a labor of love for the retro video game genre. Sometimes however, personal situations behind the scenes can interfere with that passion. Over the course of the last two months in particular, I personally have had a lot of things going on that have prohibited me from giving everybody out there the proper updates that you all deserve. Everything from changing main jobs, to continuing my college education, have made me extremely busy. However it is that job change that I just mentioned, that will not only give me more time to work on the page, but give me more opportunity to create new original content as well. As we ring in the new year, or as I like to call it, “the year of the hoverboard”, I hope that everyone out there had an excellent holiday season, and we look forward to serving you in 2015. News and content will resume tomorrow morning, so please stay tuned to channel 3! All of us at Retro Game Network would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and we cannot wait to get back on track! Thanks again for your continued viewership, and be sure to spread the word that we’re back!
This morning, we have some very sad news to report in the video game community, as we bring to everyone the news of the death of Ralph Baer, who has been known as “The Father Of Video Games” for quite some time. If it wasn’t for Baer, there would be no Retro Game Network. With a rich life in the electronic world, including the creation of the first home video game console, the Magnavox Odyssey, his legacy went on to include other electronic gaming marvels in the community, which are still as strong as ever with the current generation of video game systems. Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Ralph Baer, who passed away this past weekend.
When you get right down to it, there are two different types of retro video gamers out there. You have those like myself that prefer original hardware and cartridges (or discs), on actual televisions or on real systems that you hold in your hand. On the other hand, you have those that don’t mind the convenience that emulation provides, with the possibility of hundreds of games in the palm of your hand, on a cell phone or tablet, or on a real TV with SD cards, which also fit in the palm of your hand! While emulation is always a little bit fuzzy as far as the law is concerned, Nintendo recently updated a patient they have, which would allow more emulation opportunities, not just for personal use, but in the world of in flight entertainment as well.